Three underfloor heating facts you might not be aware of
In the last 10 years, underfloor heating has seen a significant spike in popularity, with interior designers, developers and householders opening up to its potential. Despite this fact, many people are still unaware of many aspects of this alternative to traditional boiler-radiator systems. In the next sections, we’ll explore three points about this innovative option.
Even distribution of heat
Radiators are mounted on walls, which means that the heat emanating from them will move across the room laterally. This means that living spaces can take longer to heat up and, even when radiators are operating at optimum, rooms can still experience cold patches. With an underfloor heating system, the heat rises from below the floor where it is fitted, providing even heat and premium comfort levels.
Lower temperatures can lessen costs
Unlike radiators that provide short bursts of heat when required, underfloor systems can run for longer at lower temperatures. The impact of this is consistently comfortable temperatures with less energy wasted, which ultimately leads to lower utility bills.
Greater design opportunities
Finally, underfloor heating systems are hidden below floor coverings, offering a streamlined aesthetic where the bulk of radiators is no longer a problem. Wall space is freed up, giving properties more room for living and functionality. This can be particularly useful in kitchens and bathrooms, where fitted appliances require wall contact for plumbing and electrical connectivity.
With these three facts up your sleeve, you can decide if underfloor heating is the solution you’re seeking to warm your property.